MUWRP Jobs 2022 – Fresher Applications Development Specialist

Job Title: Applications Development Specialist – MUWRP Jobs 2022

Organization: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Enterprise Applications Architect

Position Number: MUWRP/12/15/21



Makerere University Walter Reed Project Profile:

Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit biomedical research Organization, whose mission is to mitigate disease threats through quality research, health care and disease surveillance. MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of Agreement between The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) and Makerere University (Mak) to undertake medical research to test HIV vaccines. Over the years, MUWRP’s portfolio has progressively expanded to include vaccine research for Ebola and Marburg viruses, surveillance of influenza and influenza- like viruses and other emerging infections in humans and animals; also epidemiological, basic and implementation research in HIV treatment, care and prevention programs in the Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.



Job Summary:

The successful candidate will support in development of inhouse software applications.



Roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide first line support for any existing inhouse software applications.
  • Perform custom configuration to software applications.
  • Perform supervised application integration, maintenance, upgrades, and migration.
  • Build Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) between software applications.
  • To create dashboards and visual interactive reports using Power BI.
  • Implement tools for data collection and data entry relevant projects using DHIS2, REDCAP, Kobo and ODK.
  • Convert isolated data silos such as Excel/Access into centralized data repositories.
  • Demonstrate application prototypes and integrate user feedback.
  • Writing scripts and code for applications, as well as installing and updating software applications.
  • Running diagnostic tests and performing debugging procedures.
  • Documenting application development processes, procedures, and standards.
  • Update MUWRP website and other internal web applications such as intranet services, data entry systems.
  • Prepare and make presentations to the TSS team.
  • Benchmark software applications and processes from other competing vendors and institutions.
  • Build highly scalable, cloud-native applications using core developer services.
  • Document Change Control and Versioning of all software applications.
  • Any other duties assigned by Supervisor or Management



Minimum Qualifications for MUWRP Jobs 2022

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, ComputerEngineering, Information Systems or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in software development and support.
  • Experience as an application developer for cloud based microservices
  • Experience with software development methodologies & working in a DevOps culture.
  • Experience with Business Intelligence technologies such as PowerBI
  • Experience with structured query language and data storage technologies such as MySQL, POSTGRES and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience implementing data collection tools in DHIS2, REDCAP, KOBO/ODK

Physical Availability: 

  • Ability to travel to supported MUWRP branch and partner sites in Kampala, Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Kabarole



How To Apply for MUWRP Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 14th January 2022



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